Every parents nightmare... you suspect your child is using alcohol and/or drugs. What can you do? Many would say it's just youthful experimentation and that it will run its course and then all will be well.
This may well be the case but it might not. Are you prepared to risk your child's future, maybe even their lives with a non-interventionist style of parenting? You will never regret having interfered in your child's life where alcohol and drugs are concerned and you may even be saving their life.
There is nothing that makes a parent feel more powerless than watch their son or daughter descend into the hell that is alcohol and/or drug addiction. But it doesn't need to happen.
Although teenagers are not the best when it comes to asking for help, there is no doubt that when substance abuse rears its ugly head they most definitely need it.
So it is up to you to to be able spot the signs of substance abuse in teenagers and know how to get them to stop, if you can do this then half the battle is won.
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Deborah Morrow, M.S. Addiction Psychology, is the director of treatment programs for The Alcoholism Guide website. In her practice Deborah provides on-line coaching and support for those dependent on alcohol or who require other services such as relapse prevention or court mandated services. (Read More)
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